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Conflict of Visions, A


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Conflict of Visions, A
Program Description

Painters, patrons and art professionals recount the period in the 40s and early 50s when the powerful art style known as Expressionism ignited a political and artistic furor in the Boston art world. Includes historical overview of the establishment of Boston's Institute of Modern Art that would later become the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Artists appearing include Barbara Swan, Hyman Bloom, Ralph Coburn, Bernard Chaet; and administrators Nelson Aldrich, James Plout, and Lloyd Goorich.



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Broadcast program

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Fine Arts
Chicago: “Conflict of Visions, A,” 09/09/1987, GBH Archives, accessed December 7, 2023,
MLA: “Conflict of Visions, A.” 09/09/1987. GBH Archives. Web. December 7, 2023. <>.
APA: Conflict of Visions, A. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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